Doctoral Research Dissemination Grants 

Massey University Doctoral Research Dissemination Grants offer financial support for doctoral candidates to work with their supervisors to prepare research papers and creative works for dissemination, based primarily on the candidate’s doctoral research.

Who is eligible?

These grants are designed for full-time and part-time, domestic and international candidates who have made good progress towards timely thesis completion. A doctoral candidate must have submitted their thesis for examination within 4 EFTS (i.e., the equivalent of four full-time years or 6 part-time years). This means a candidate has submitted the thesis for examination prior to the ‘completion date’ and without any extensions. Any periods of suspension are excluded when calculating the EFTS that a candidate has consumed. So, for example, if a full-time doctoral candidate submits four years after starting the thesis, but took six-months of suspension during the candidacy, then they have consumed 3.5 EFTS, not 4EFTS.

Candidates who completed a thesis by publication may apply for a grant to support the development of new research outputs additional to those included as published/in press/under review in their thesis. Chapters identified as ‘works in preparation’ will be considered as additional outputs for the purpose of thisgrant.

The 2017 round is open to all eligible candidates who submit their thesis for examination between 1 August and 15 December.

What is the selection process?

There is no selection process. All eligible candidates who apply, with the support of their supervisor, will receive a grant.

Each application is considered by the Chair of the University Scholarships Committee or delegate, upon submission of the thesis for examination. Notification about the success of each application is within 7 to 10 working days. Notification by email is sent to candidates, their supervisor and the head of unit or delegated postgraduate coordinator.

What is the value of the grant?

The Massey University Doctoral Research Dissemination Grant is valued at $6250 (which is the same rate as 3 months of a Doctoral Scholarship) and is paid in one lump sum payment upon confirmation of candidate acceptance of the grant. The grant is tax-free and not intended to create an employment relationship.

The grant is designed to enable paid time for the continuation of research by preparing and submitting written or creative outputs for dissemination (e.g., papers for publication in journals of international standing). Therefore, it is expected the candidate will not be working in full-time paid employment, but will be working on the dissemination of research, during the examination period.

When can I apply?

Eligible candidates who have submitted their thesis for examination should apply immediately or within 6 weeks of submission of the thesis for examination. Eligible candidates, who plan to submit their thesis for examination by 15 December, can apply at any time. (Please note that payment will not commence until the thesis is submitted for examination.)

Applications are open for 2017 from 1 September to 1 December.

How do I apply?

Applications are available to download from the website. Applications should be completed by the candidate, with support from the main supervisor.

What are the conditions of the grant?

The expectation is that the candidate will be the lead author, devoting the majority of their time to achieving the preparation of the written or creative output, based primarily on the candidate’s thesis research.

Grant recipients are required to acknowledge the support of Massey University, by means of the Massey University Doctoral Research Dissemination Grant, in any outputs prepared with the funding support.

Grant recipients are asked to submit a report at the end of their 3-month paid period of writing, with the support of their supervisor, describing the work completed for dissemination. The report template is available to download from the website.

Application form

Massey University Doctoral Research Dissemination Grant application form (157 KB)

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